Working With What You Have: Improvising a Pop-Up Booth Display
The Victoria Vintage Expo has come and gone for Audrey Would! , and I promised to share how our display island was created by working with pieces we already had – my favourite way to go! It was simple, seriously, but that’s often the case. Sometimes the hardest part is the vision.
This year the island display was created with these on-hand pieces:
- 1 fold up TV table
- 3 floor-standing vases
- 4 ceramic tiles
- Museum Putty
These items were chosen because of their varying heights. Displaying pieces at different levels helps them stand out, and for a display island it creates visual interest as a grouping.
I bet you can guess where I’m going with the tiles!
Because there was carpet in the booth space, also I placed one of the smaller tiles under the large vase for stability, and then used Museum Putty to secure the display-top tiles into place.
Have you ever used this putty? It’s really amazing, and what you see in the middle image is all you need, trust me. Once pressed into place, the tiles weren’t going anywhere!
I actually decided to flip the smaller vases over for better stability. With the tapered profile they were just a little too vulnerable to teetering if bumped, and because they are so much smaller than the large vase, I did not set them on tiles.
With the tiles pushed snuggly together this part of the set up was a lot more stabilized.
Tablecloths were used to pull it all together.
The plain black one was draped to the floor not only to hide the table legs, but to also visually blend the gaps between the props and create a unified presentation.
The white tablecloth is a handmade vintage piece I picked up last year. I love the simple elegance of the candlewicking and thought it was the perfect finishing touch to give the display some pop.
If you followed Audrey Would! leading up to the Vintage Expo then you might remember these Gifts to Go…
They served a dual purpose. Vintage stemware was gift-boxed for sale, and these gift boxes became part of the display.
You can see how simple creating this island display was. It came down to improvising with things I already had on hand, but using them in a new way.
What do you think? Did it work?
Thanks for stopping by!
Photographs taken by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!